2008-2009 Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards

Distinction In Teaching Awarded to Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS, BCPS & Barbara Drew, RN, PhD, FAAN
Distinction In Mentoring Awarded to Priscilla Hsue, MD & Lisa Bero, PhD

The Academic Senate is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Distinction In Teaching and the Distinction In Mentoring Awards.

2008-2009 Distinguished Faculty Awards Recipients

Recipients of the Academic Senate Distinction In Teaching Awards and the Distinction In Mentoring Awards will be honored at the Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Awards Ceremony to be held Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 12:00 noon in Cole Hall.

Distinction in Teaching

Category 1 (UCSF Faculty Less Than 5 Years): The 2009 Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award for faculty at UCSF five years or fewer goes to Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS, BCPS, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy.

Conan MacDougall is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. He provides clinical service to the Infectious Diseases Consult Service at UCSF Medical Center and participates in UCSF's antimicrobial management program. His research interests include the pharmacoepidemiology of antimicrobial use in hospitals and communities, associations between antimicrobial use and resistance, and the clinical use of antifungal agents. Dr. MacDougall co-coordinates the clinical pharmacy therapeutics course in infectious diseases and oncology, precepts students on the infectious diseases rotation, and lectures on antimicrobial agent pharmacology.

Category 2 (UCSF Faculty More Than 5 Years): The 2009 Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award for faculty at UCSF more than five years goes to Barbara Drew, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor in the Department of Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing.

Dr. Barbara Drew is a Professor of Nursing and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She received her initial nursing diploma in 1968 and was hired to help establish the first Coronary Care Unit (CCU) at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, IL. Over the subsequent 20 years, she served in a variety of roles in CCUs in Illinois and California including staff nurse, nurse manager and clinical nurse specialist. Dr. Drew earned her Masters of Science degree from UCSF in 1980 in Cardiovascular Nursing. She earned a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in nursing from UCSF and then joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1990. Dr. Drew is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Heart Association's Council on Cardiovascular Nursing.

The primary goal of Dr. Drew's program of research has been to improve ECG monitoring techniques and clinical practices in hospital and pre-hospital settings for more accurate diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias, myocardial ischemia, and drug-induced prolonged QT syndrome. She founded the ECG Monitoring Research Laboratory in the School of Nursing and has mentored numerous graduate students pursuing studies in the field of electrocardiology. Her research has been consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health. Her studies have shaped the development of commercial cardiac monitors, including the introduction of multi-lead ECG monitoring, use of reduced lead sets, ST-segment ischemia monitoring, QT interval monitoring, and pre-hospital mobile phone transmitted ECGs.

In 2004, Dr. Drew chaired the American Heart Association’s expert writing group that published “Practice Standards for ECG Monitoring in Hospital Settings.” This practice standard was the first to recommend “best practices” for arrhythmia, ischemia, and QT interval monitoring. Dr. Drew was awarded the “Clinical Article of the Year” by the American Heart Association in 2005 for this scientific statement. In 2005, she became the first woman and first nurse to be elected President of the International Society of Computerized Electrocardiology.

Dr. Drew has taught ECG interpretation to medical students, residents, and nursing students at UCSF for 26 years. Her lectures are known for their relevance to clinical practice and for her underwater photography. Dr. Drew resides in San Francisco with her husband, Dr. Denis Drew.

To select each year’s recipients the Academic Senate Committee on Academic Personnel designates a selection committee comprised of faculty and student representatives from all four schools. Student representatives are assigned by Associate Deans from each of the respective Schools. This award honors teaching efforts with both students and residents.

Distinction in Mentoring

Category 1 (Faculty at the Assistant or Associate rank): The 2009 recipient of the Academic Senate Distinction In Mentoring Award for faculty at the Associate rank is Priscilla Hsue, MD, Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine.

Priscilla Hsue MD is an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at San Francisco General Hospital. She received all of her training from medical school onward at UCSF. Dr. Hsue has established an active research program in cardiovascular disease at SFGH including (1) HIV-infection and pulmonary hypertension, (2) mechanisms underlying HIV-related atherosclerosis, (3) cocaine-related cardiovascular disease, and (4) pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular risk. Her work is supported by multiple grants including several grants from the NIH, the American Heart Association, and industry support. As Associate Director of the Vascular Center of Excellence at SFGH, she provides vascular imaging studies and quality control for other investigators at UCSF. She is site director at SFGH for the UCSF Cardiology Fellowship Program and has mentored medical students, residents, nurses, and fellows in research as well as helping to obtain independent grant support for these individuals.

Dr. Hsue is currently involved with three working groups/expert panels for the American Heart Association as well as serving as Co-Chair of a grant committee for the AHA. She lives with her husband (Alex Monto) and daughter (Vanessa) in San Francisco.

Category 2 (Faculty at the rank of full Professor): The 2009 recipient of the Academic Senate Distinction In Mentoring Award for faculty at the rank of full Professor is Lisa A. Bero, PhD, Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy.

Lisa A. Bero, PhD is a Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Faculty member, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco. She is a pharmacologist with primary interests in how clinical and basic sciences are translated into clinical practice and health policy. She has developed and validated methods for assessing bias in research and scientific publication and measures influences on the quality of research, including university-industry relations. Dr. Bero has also conducted analyses to examine the dissemination and policy implications of research evidence. This includes examining how evidence is used by regulators and legislators, and how it is covered in the lay press.

Dr. Bero teaches a core course on critical appraisal of the medical literature for pharmacy students and lectures across campus on topics including meta-analysis, research translation and tobacco control policy. She has designed and implemented a curriculum that examines the influences of pharmaceutical industry marketing.

Dr. Bero’s international activities include advisor to the World Health Organization Drug Action Programme as a member of the WHO Essential Medicines Committee and member of the Pan American Health Organization Advisory Committee on Health Research. She is Co-Director of the San Francisco Branch of the United States Cochrane Center. She is a senior editor for Tobacco Control and editor for the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organization of Care Group -- an international group of researchers conducting meta-analyses of the literature on interventions aimed at getting research into practice. She is an elected member of the Cochrane Collaboration Steering Group and serves on several national and international committees related to conflicts of interest and research, such as the Institute of Medicine Committee on Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education and Practice.

Date/Location: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 12:00 noon in Cole Hall.

The Distinction In Mentoring Award Selection Committee is appointed by the Associate Deans in the respective Schools, and is Chaired by a member of the Committee on Academic Personnel. The review committee has equal representative from all four schools, and is comprised of four professor-level faculty and four at the level of associate professor. This award honors mentoring efforts with both faculty and fellows.


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